MALA VISTA: Self-titled: 7” EP

New York punk rock of most excellent vintage and execution—East Coast rock’n’roll swagger fueling one driving tune after another, many of which also have a bit of late-’70s Midwest feel to ’em under the chassis. Rock-solid top to bottom, tunes to (slightly blown-out) production. The grooves on this are gonna get worn out pretty goddamned quick, so here’s hoping a long-player is on its way as well. –Jimmy Alvarado (Mala Vista, malavista.bandcamp.com)